Tag: European Union

Commissioner Harriet Thompson on strengthening ties between the UK & Nigeria

Nigeria and UK investors signed commercial deals worth 324 million pounds at the just concluded UK-Africa Investment Summit according to a statement by the British Deputy High Commission. Ahead of Britain’s exit from the European Union – British Deputy High Commissioner, Harriet Thompson joins CNBC Africa to discuss ways the UK plans to consolidate its ties with Nigeria.

UK’s Boris Johnson is pushing for deeper trade ties with Africa as Brexit nears

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call for deeper investment ties between Britain and Africa at a summit for leaders of 21 African countries on Monday that comes days before his country will leave the European Union.

These are the key issues set to be discussed at upcoming UK-Africa Investment Summit

Prying eyes are on the UK as Brexit is set to take place on the 31st of January. However before the UK exits from the European Union (EU) they are hosting a UK-Africa Investment Summit to strengthen ties and showcase opportunities in Africa. Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa, Emma Wade-Smith joins CNBC Africa for more.

UK general elections: What Boris Johnson’s victory means for Brexit

CNBC reporter Julianna Tatelbaum breaks down the aftermath of the UK general elections which Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party secured a thumping victory.

The Tories have it – Boris Johnson returns to power with a stronger Brexit mandate

The election is won and the Brexit deal is done. Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won a thumping victory in Britain’s general election – the biggest since the days of Margaret Thatcher – to give him the parliamentary muscle to push through Brexit by January 31st. It is the end of the road for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who will step down. The exit from one of the world’s largest trading blocs is likely to have implications for many African nations.

This is what’s at stake as Britain heads to the polls

Millions of Britons went to the polls in the last few hours as the country decides who will lead it in an election that could prove the last word in the Brexit saga. The Conservative incumbent Boris Johnson is expected to win and lead Britain out of the European Union by the end of January. But there could be complications. Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party could split the leave vote in favour of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Alex de Ruyter, Director of Centre for Brexit Studies, Birmingham City University joins CNBC Africa for more.

Pekka Haavisto on what attracts Finnish investors to Rwanda

The Parliament of Rwanda is hosting the 55th Session of the Africa Caribbean Pacific Parliamentary Assembly and 38th Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Kigali. CNBC Africa's Fiona Muthoni spoke to Pekka Haavisto the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Finland on the assembly, what impact Brexit will have on EU arrangements with African countries and the Economic Partnerships Agreement deal between the East African Community (EAC) and the EU that has been pending.

Africa Investment Forum: EU commits R745mn to developing South African SMMEs

The European Union is funding a project worth R745 million to support the develop small to medium enterprises in South Africa. This will be used to address some of the challenges that SMMEs face, and to build the capacities of the key actors including government departments and the private sector.Daniel Chiwandamira, Programme Management & Planning Expert for the Ecosystems Development for Small Enterprise (EDSE) spoke to CNBC Africa’s Kopano Gumbi.